This Summer's NY Museums

This summer, New York museums are buzzing with new exhibitions and installations. Before the summer ends, we wanted to share with you our favorites — as we all know, there is no shortage of inspiration in The Big Apple.

Original Source: MOMA.org

Original Source: MOMA.org

MoMa — Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive is on view until October 1 at the MoMa.  In honor of the iconic architect and designer’s 150th birthday, the MoMa celebrates a major retrospective of his work across genres.  The exhibit showcases 450 works from from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles.  It is a definite must-see this summer.

Original Source: NYBG.org

Original Source: NYBG.org

NYBG — Dale Chihuly

Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years.  The NYBG is always a treat any time of year, but Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors are wonderful to see both during the day and at night. 

Original Source: TheJewishMuseum.org

Original Source: TheJewishMuseum.org

Jewish Museum of Art — Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

This is a real treat for any fan of Florine Stettheimer, and a tribute to the artist’s significant role in American modern art.  The exhibit highlights the artist’s distinct personal of paining, her position amidst New York’s artistic elite and avant-garde (among her circle of close friends Georgie O’Keeffe and Marcel Duchamp).

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Bruce Museum — Spring Into Summer with Andy Warhol + Friends

his is a wonderful exhibit for any Andy Warhol fan — the exhibit takes an unusual approach by showcasing lesser known works of the pop artist's iconic bright colors. We think of his bold images of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe yet there was another side to the artist that is often overlooked.  Warhol's interest in the natural, real and intimate is on view through September 3rd at Greenwich's Bruce museum. 

And anyone who lives in Scarsdale must make a stop to the outdoor sculpture by  Simone Kestelman 

In partnership with the Scarsdale Art Council, the Brazilian multi-media artist showcases a magnificent pearl necklace in the heart of Fox Meadow.  She calls the large, ceramic orange orbs, "The Beginning" and says they signify the seven days of creation in Genesis. For her the "pearls embody wisdom acquired through experience and are symbols of faith, love, harmony and new beginnings". The seven pearls that are unattached from the others are symbols of love, endearment, the holy day of rest, creation, blessing, females and the bride. Kestelman says the sculptures are weatherproof, but also fragile and strong at the same time. For more information on the artist you can visit her website here